Membership of the Institute is aimed at helping individuals working within the banking and financial services achieve, sustain and demonstrate the highest standards of customer-focused, ethical professionalism. Ongoing membership of the Institute, and participation in the Institute's CPD programme can help individuals meet the initial and annual re-accreditation requirements of the new Senior Manager and Certification regimes, and support banks in their implementation of the new Individual Conduct Rules.
We are the only body in the world authorised by the Privy Council to confer eligible members with the professional designation Chartered Banker, the gold standard of banking professionalism. Independent research conducted in the UK perceive Chartered Banker to be the most trusted professional designation in banking.
Whether you are in the early stages of your career or a qualified and experienced professional we offer routes to help you enter into our professional membership.
How to become a member
For most, membership comes through study with us or one of our learning partners. Our programmes include modern apprenticeships, specialist banking certificates, the flagship Chartered Banker Diploma and a growing range of degree programmes offered with leading universities. We also offer approved qualifications for those in regulated advice roles.
Visit our range of qualifications
We also welcome experienced bankers who may have qualified through other bodies in the UK and overseas. Below is important information about our membership grades.